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The word “organic” tends to get tossed around a lot. The first things that come to mind are, ‘healthy, wholesome, and good for the environment.’ But let’s look a little deeper into what it really means when it comes to your oil, grains, bars and supplements. Dictionary.com defines the word as “noting or pertaining to a [...]

Getting sunburnt is probably my least favorite part about summer, but what are you supposed to do about it?

  The human smile is universally an expression of joy, pleasure and friendliness. Many find an attractive smile to be a huge factor in the outward appearance of a person; not only straight, but also white teeth. When not being used as an expression of emotion, teeth function to grind up food for digestion. Two [...]

Mushrooms belong in your Healthy Kitchen because they are a unique source of nutrients that are commonly overpassed. Personally when I hear mushrooms, three words come to mind: delicious, healthy, vegetable; which are only partially true. Delicious: You may feel differently about the taste, but I can hold true to that statement myself. Mushrooms are [...]

Family camping trips are just one of the many highlights of my summers, but my skin and lips may beg to differ. When I was little I remember the two things I despised most about camping: the bathrooms and the bug spray. Bug spray lathered over sunscreen over a dirty body is never a fun [...]

Sore wrists, knees, ankles, and shoulders? Maybe some extra support will help prevent the recurring pain. I grew up in a family that absolutely loves sports, which meant every day of my childhood involved going to some sort of sports practice…soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, you name it, we were there! And to say the least, sports [...]

You can stray away from Trans Fats by swapping out your vegetable oil for some healthy alternatives: walnut, sunflower, sesame, rice bran, coconut, and hemp oils. Salads are meant to be a healthy side or main dish, but what always gets people is the dressing. Instead of buying thick, creamy dressing from the store, make [...]

Best Nutrition Bar

November 30th, 2012

Which is really the BEST nutrition bar? So every company always seems to claim that they have created the BEST nutrition bar, but what does that really look like? For me, whenever I hear companies claiming this or that is the BEST, I always think of The Elf with Will Ferrell where his character is [...]

As more and more people are aiming to live past 100, Dr. Oz decided to look into what supplements could help…his findings: Resveratrol, Strontium, Vitamin D, and Fish Oil. Resveratrol aims at reducing inflammation of your heart. Inflammation is thought to be one of the main causes of heart disease and heart attacks, because inflammation can [...]

Moisturize with Argan Oil

August 17th, 2012

Argan oil acts as a moisturizer for your hair and your skin. I first heard about argan oil as I was looking through a beauty supply store for something to help reduce fly away hairs. Their employee directed me to Argan Oil because it would replenish the natural oils of my hair, which reduce dry [...]